Cona Elder Law is at the forefront of the latest news on COVID-19, also know as the Coronavirus.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending that older adults avoid face-to-face contact to prevent being infected with the Coronavirus. The elderly and those with pre-existing conditions are extremely likely to develop complications from Coronavirus, similar to those of the flu and pneumonia. Unfortunately, there is no vaccination in place to help protect seniors from being infected. The elderly should heed this warning and limit their exposure to crowds, in addition to ensuring they have enough food and medication to sustain them. As always, we recommend having your important documents in place, such as a Health Care Proxy, in the event a health care crisis occurs.
CDC Fact Sheet
Below is the latest information available from the CDC and its impact on older adults.
Don't Fall Victim to Coronavirus Scams
The Scammers are out. As if the Coronavirus isn’t enough cause for concern, cyber criminals are already out in force to prey on our worst fears.
- Beware of any emails that could be impersonating the World Health Organization.
- Do not download or click on anything in an email from an unknown source.
- Be cautious of all links and attachments and make sure you confirm the sender by hovering your mouse over the email address.
- Finally, be wary of any emails asking for donations to help combat the Coronavirus and help those affected. You must confirm all organizations are legitimate before making any donations.